Naval Base Prisoners Moving To Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (STMW) – The McHenry County Sheriff’s office is hoping to generate $83,000 in revenue by housing prisoners from the Great Lakes Naval Brig at the county jail.

The program has the potential to generate an additional $83,000 in revenue for the county, with a cost to the Navy of $85 per day per prisoner, according to a sheriff’s office release.

The revenue will reduce the burden on McHenry County citizens for the operational costs of the sheriff’s office, according to the release. The Navy initiated contact with the sheriff’s office after closing its brig earlier this year.

The program is expected to house a small number of military prisoners, who generally are low risk and charged with non-violent activity in the correctional, at the McHenry County Correctional Facility at 2200 N. Seminary Ave. in Woodstock, according the release.

Navy personnel will be responsible for transports of prisoners to and from the jail.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • edward c. stengel

    Let the military take care of itself, like it used to. It doesn’t need Blackwaters or McHenry county jail facilities, and we don’t nned others having authority over our soldiers. This is obviously another economic decision of a bunch of Washington bureaucrats who never served in the military or forgot about their service. If you privatizers want to do something for the military, go join up and fiight in Iraq and Afghanistan, or stay the hell out of the United States armed forces.
    Edward C. Stengel, U.S. Army, Sp4, 10/19/67 -5/22/69, 221st RAC, Soc Trang, Vietnam

  • Just the Average Joe

    Edward, this is an economic decision, by bureaucrats and military people who understand that the budget is not unlimited. I think the article stated up to 83K per year for a very few sailors. The Navy can’t operate a brig for that little money, and it is a smart decision. Good work by the US Navy.
    Father of US Marine

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